I hereby to ask for Mon(mnw) Language translation Team for Ubuntu.

Asked by Tao Mon Lae on 2019-10-27

I want to ask for Mon Language translation team to Manage Mon translation. Our Mon translation team wants to translate Ubuntu in Mon language so that we can use it with devices across the world.

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Best Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) said : #1

Thanks for your request.

To establish Mon as a language in Ubuntu, a Mon locale needs to be present in glibc, which it's currently not. Probably that locale would be mnw_MM.

You can request the creation of mnw_MM via a bug here:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi (product: glibc, component: localedata)

Also, here is a page with various requirements and tips for a new Ubuntu language:


But I would suggest that you start with the locale. That's the 'heavy' part. Providing a patch will probably increase your chances to have it created in due time, but in any case you'll most likely need to answer some questions from the glibc maintainers.

Tao Mon Lae (htetminaung2018) said : #2

Thanks Gunnar Hjalmarsson, that solved my question.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) said : #3


Please don't hesitate to ask further questions along the road. I would recommend that you subscribe to the ubuntu-translators mailing list and ask possible further questions there.


talachan (talachanmon) said : #4

we just submit to sourceware.org our locale mnw_MM file but don't know when it get the approve. is there any way to get start translate

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) said : #5

To start translating, the mnw language needs to be added to Launchpad. So you should submit a request about that following these FAQ guidelines:


talachan (talachanmon) said : #6

Thank we now working on Plural forms information for mnw_MM languages

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) said : #7

You may want to check out this request, which is the latest request for adding a new language I'm aware of:


It includes an example of information about plural forms.

On your other question I submitted a link to an applicable gettext page.

talachan (talachanmon) said : #8

thank that make easy to figure